Philosophy of JOKER: References - Wisecrack Edition

16 mars 2020
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If you're a fan of the movie Joker, you might know that the film heavily references some extremely-good films from the 1970s and early 80s. However, are these references just visual or is there more at play? Let's find out in this Wisecrack Edition on The Philosophy of JOKER: References.
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Written by: Amanda Scherker
Hosted by: Jared Bauer
Directed by: Elizabeth Yarwood
Editing by: Isaac Gilbert
Produced by: Evan Yee

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  • Jared don’t listen to them

    Emerald WEmerald WIl y a jour
  • It’s also set in the 70’s so it kinda just makes sense

    Henry RossHenry RossIl y a 17 jours
  • You forgot _Death Wish,_ influencing the subway murders.

    jackdeathjackdeathIl y a 22 jours
  • Using the term 'Morally Ambiguous' while showing the cast of a clockwork orange is... well, morally ambiguous.

    Reid WallaceReid WallaceIl y a mois
  • 12:11 *Bounce.*

    madcat789madcat789Il y a mois
  • Nowadays, after the information descentralization, media by itself isn't able to influence so much as in these days

    Senpai TMSenpai TMIl y a mois
  • timely...

    Prod. HxrfordProd. HxrfordIl y a mois
  • One of the best movies I've ever watched.

    Euler CostaEuler CostaIl y a mois
  • Politicians have abandoned the people. This is a great movie about the greed of the super rich and how government doesn't give a shit about poor people. Arthur can't have more medicine or any other assistance, remember that.

    Euler CostaEuler CostaIl y a mois
  • I find myself enjoying the dives into Joker’s “themes” more than the movie itself. I didn’t like the film much - the slow burn didn’t crescendo into much of a bang personally, but for seemingly most others I know and talk to, it hit all the way home for them. I reluctantly went for the alleged controversy, and came away wondering what exactly was so controversial in the first place. 🤷🏾‍♂️ Folks tend to graft their own meaning onto the film & Authur Fleck, despite the movie telling both the masses in its world and the masses of our real world that you really shouldn’t do that because you’ll likely get it wrong, and even knowing that you’ll still likely motivate yourself into making a poor choice anyways only to look back later and question why you ever thought that would be a good idea at all.

    SoLoMoN DaViDSoNSoLoMoN DaViDSoNIl y a 2 mois
  • My overall bone to pick with this film is how it tries to show a working class person with mental problems. The obvious message trying to be put across is to help people with problems and give them the support they need. Yet the subtext and actions by the characters say, “if you don’t help the mentally ill they’ll rise up and kill you.”

    CaptainTaco97CaptainTaco97Il y a 2 mois
  • - Nordiska museet. - Ja, det är Gustav Vasa som ringer.

    el3dluel3dluIl y a 2 mois
  • 5:00 Kevin Wendell Crumb: Am I a joke to you?

    Alex JacksonAlex JacksonIl y a 3 mois
  • Great. That's great. Can we be done with comic books most overrated edgelord forever now?

    FumblesOfDisgamerFumblesOfDisgamerIl y a 3 mois
  • God the more time that goes by the more I find the complaints about joker be stupid. A mainstream blockbuster starring the most well known comic book villian, commented on the inhumanity of the rich, how the mentally ill can't get the help they need, how many people just eat up news, the failure of institutions and the countries current antiestablishment ideals. That happily wore it's influences, taxi driver and king of comedy like a badge of honor. Yea in a time when your options are Disneys mass produced shit and nothing else I'd say fuck you to the people who complain about the lack of films with any true artistic merit and bitched about this. And let's be real this movie will never be as inspiring to commit crimes as the 70s era films. People literally thought the screenwriter of taxi driver wrote the movie about them. The real guys dig day afternoon is about were actually supported. Network is like the most inspiring movie ever made. A clockwork orange was blamed for copycat sex crimes. I mean unlike taxi driver or king of comedy where the movies begin with the leads already being deranged, joker at least shows how he was trying to get psychiatric help and just wanted to make people smile. The movie seems to say if society doesn't figure it's shit out this is what can, will and does happen. There are hints that Travis came back scarred from war. But the war didn't make him have absolutely no social skills. Sure probably didn't help but I get the impression he would have been going on first dates to porn regardless. The joker argues more that if he could get real help he may never have been violent. I actually really like how it show's him being the victim of violence first. The first people he kills are people beating him on train for his disibilty. The gun used was not sought out by him it was given to him by someone after the first beating. Idk I guess until we make a movie about a school shooter we are actually supposed to root for I'm not going to find any films more controversal that what's already come before. Yes I know elephant exists but that movie is trash that continues the idea that all school shooters are just bullied. Sure I think bullying is terrible. But the evidence shows that the columbine shooters were actually the people bullies are scared of. They had a group of friends. Elliott Roger was a narcissistic misogynist who felt he was entitled to sex. But even elephant doesn't want you to be on the killers side.

    Conor Aspie-Anarchist SartreConor Aspie-Anarchist SartreIl y a 3 mois
  • muy interesante

    Imarginacion 🇲🇽 MxImarginacion 🇲🇽 MxIl y a 3 mois
  • That Famous rant from the film Network is practically Timeless!! It's as Relevant and True Today (Maybe even More so) than when the film first came out. And what he challenges people to do, to Stand Up or Stick your head out of your window AND SHOUT - I'm MAD As HELL, and I'M NOT gonna Take It ANYMORE!! I'm sick of the Fear Porn, The HYPOCRISY, the Outrageous, Unfounded & Unsupported Accusations that I am Racist because I Disagree with you. Or because I point out that you are trying to project, even force your subjective interpretation, trying to convince yourself and everyone else that because of this one, or Because of these few Experiences I had, in which I personally interpreted as bad, must be Objectively true for everyone else. One can't force what they believe onto Other people. Even and especially if you use threats or intimidation. At that point they will tell you whatever they think you want to hear. Except It doesn't mean you've convinced anyone. It means you are a bully and you are insecure about whether or not you really believe these ideas and the rhetoric is true, because if so, why is it so easy for people to point out so many inconsistencies, Contradictions, inaccuracies even Outright Lies? Why is it what they are telling me doesn't seem to add up in reality? These people are DESPERATELY searching for an identity and wanting to make their mark on the World. However that means a lot of different things to a lot of different people.

    Anthony EmrickAnthony EmrickIl y a 3 mois
  • Now that I think about it, the Joker and 70s cinema are a match made in heaven. Both are centered around the idea of calling the moral integrity of society into question. Both are dark and violent to an almost disturbing extent. Both often employ twisted subversions of things we take for granted in entertainment. And so on. Just another reason why this film is #1 in my book.

    Cole KrumreyCole KrumreyIl y a 4 mois
  • Joker was a much needed dose of anti-woke culture in an era where we need 100 times more of it. Breathtaking movie...

    Roger FallsRoger FallsIl y a 4 mois
  • Jared IS an NPC from the Witcher 3.... I know it!!

    Scott Lee ClaytonScott Lee ClaytonIl y a 4 mois
  • You know you succeeded in making a transgressive film when American media tries _and fails_ to make it a mindless outrage machine.

    Aza SmithAza SmithIl y a 4 mois
  • WTF is going on with his hair? He looks like a young Trump. lol

    Alien EncoreAlien EncoreIl y a 4 mois
  • Thank you for a very well-researched, thoughtful & enjoyable overview of my fave flick of 2019 (I'm SO glad that I had the prescience of mind to ignore Rotten 'Manipulated Much?' Tomatoes & went to see it at the cinema). I'm old enuff to remember when films axually MEANT something, & while my initial reaction to Joker's obvious references to Taxi Driver & King of Comedy had me a TAD worried, it quickly became obvious these reference points were NOT simply shallow "Hey look - I'm goin' all 'Tarantino' on yer ass, muthas!", & were (reasonably) sincere & unexploitative artistic decisions. Oh, & you'll be fascinated to know that Robert De Niro got my 'Best Casting' vote for last year as well. LoL! One small caveat though - you appear to have forgotten to switch off whatever music you were playing in your studio b4 recording your piece - please ensure this doesn't happen again, as I found it most irritating & distracting & ultimately knocked your wee vid down from an 8 to a 7 out of 10. Other than that - 3 thumbs UP! :-D

    MothraBluesMothraBluesIl y a 4 mois
  • yeah but nothing violent happend after the joker movie

    elquenosaleelquenosaleIl y a 4 mois
  • why are we looking at people know, since when? is it for new audience? feels weird. still good material though

    Alejandro osegueraAlejandro osegueraIl y a 4 mois
  • Everything's going CRAZY so we don't go OUT anymore.

    Richard CollierRichard CollierIl y a 4 mois
  • Fleck & Harambe 2040

    James MartinezJames MartinezIl y a 5 mois
  • So basically, Todd Philips loves Robert De Niro and his movies... I mean Who does't!

    Mil AMil AIl y a 5 mois
  • The only issue with the film is the one scene that does not contain Arthur. Thomas & Martha Wayne being killed means that everything in the film had to happen. Because there's no way that Arthur would be aware of Bruce's origin to interject into his fantasy.

    MrCharismaMrCharismaIl y a 5 mois
  • This got me thinking: deep or dumb on season 1 of The Newsroom?

    RelikenRelikenIl y a 5 mois
  • Gorillas are endangered. Every gorilla life matters. Just like all lives matter, or that's how it should be, but sometimes, they're just awful.

    Cara PooleCara PooleIl y a 5 mois
  • holy shit. someone actually referring to Jodie Foster as a victim of sex trafficking and not a "child prostitute." Incredible.

    Bethany SmagaczBethany SmagaczIl y a 5 mois
  • What do I think? I think if we fail to deal with the problems of disenfranchised young men and the mentally ill, if we treat people like trash, and they werewolf and go crazy, then we get what we F!%&!÷$ deserve! *bang If we look at a lot of the people who go full joker mode, we see that they tend to have a history of suffering, loneliness, and pain, all of which went unaddressed by their family and community. As long as social alienation continues to go unabated, violent rampages by angry young men are inevitable. Maybe we should do something about it instead of blaming video games, Marilyn Manson, etc. But that would require us to take responsibility and be logical, and this is Murrica.

    vonkäuen Theforbiddenvonkäuen TheforbiddenIl y a 5 mois
  • there are so manny references to jerad leto's joker in joker

    Red reaperRed reaperIl y a 5 mois
  • I was expecting talk about actual philosophy and some examples from history, but this was ok.

    他麦わらの海賊他麦わらの海賊Il y a 6 mois
  • Cloud Atlas please

    Brendan HammondBrendan HammondIl y a 6 mois
  • King of comedy is a classic movie not a lot of people know about

    EquitesEquitesIl y a 6 mois
  • *Hey yo, do the platform netflix movie PLEASE*

    R GartnerR GartnerIl y a 6 mois
  • “good artist create, great artists steal”

    Jordan MacLeodJordan MacLeodIl y a 6 mois
  • I haven't seen Joker, Taxi Driver, or King of Comedy. Spoil me!

    Lester ParedesLester ParedesIl y a 6 mois
  • Please do a Philosophy of Community (the tv show)!

    Viktors JViktors JIl y a 6 mois
  • I went through the whole movie again in My mind when I realized he never really had a relationship with his neighbour

    Nicolas NielsenNicolas NielsenIl y a 6 mois
  • You know the Occupy movement with Guy Fawkes did the same thing. But it wasn't violent. Just saying.

    Frederick MaloufFrederick MaloufIl y a 6 mois
  • Y'all got the hair of a Victorian era painting...

    don't matterdon't matterIl y a 6 mois
  • Glad to see you are back Jared. Your voice is the best 👍

    Sajosh1986Sajosh1986Il y a 6 mois
  • The film gave me a flash back of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty final codec conversation also why didn't you guys analyz that scene has alot of interessting things to disect plus it was realease in 2001

    doctor hunterdoctor hunterIl y a 6 mois
  • I think what I didn't like about Joker was the abuse of slow motion and the simplicty of the concept of "bad society". However it is a powerful portrait of mental illness and the complexities of moral dilemmas of the abused.

    PipePipeIl y a 6 mois
  • Welcome back Jared! That's not a knock to girl Jared or the other guy.

  • Me: Wisecrack: *Harambe is Joker!*

    Gregor CleganeGregor CleganeIl y a 6 mois
  • Great review to a great movie

    דקל-דוד עוזרדקל-דוד עוזרIl y a 6 mois
  • I think the movie was great, it takes from greats in the past but remains its own beast. In a world where we hold no power as individual humans, I believe the joker holds an eerie plausibility. Thats why the movie hit home for so many I think.

    I am AlucardI am AlucardIl y a 6 mois
  • Let's put a smile on that face!

    MrAndersonMrAndersonIl y a 6 mois
  • Thanks for the great video! Ain't found one in the comments, so will make up myself Strongly reccomend to enjoy the video first! Referenced films list: . . . . . . Anti-heroes Taxi Driver (1976) A Clockwork Orange (1971) Mashville (1975) The Beer Hunter (1978) Raging Bull (1980) One Flew over the Cokoo's Nest (1975) Ford Copolla & Stanley Cooper Medium Cool Dog Day Afternoon 5 Easy Pieces Anni Hall Amerivan Graffiti ... Fantasy VS Reality Harold and Maude (1971) King of Comedy Network (1970)

    Smth Entirely NewSmth Entirely NewIl y a 6 mois
  • Good to see Jared, but mid-vid ads get a dislike

    12oshinko12oshinkoIl y a 6 mois
  • 11:56 Heh, how relevant

    MSP RyunAkumaMSP RyunAkumaIl y a 7 mois
  • Jared, please, cut your hair, man.

    TwitchTwitchIl y a 7 mois
  • Don't wan sequel as the films stands on its own

    Justin TheobaldJustin TheobaldIl y a 7 mois
  • Y'all should do Casshern Sins. Ive recently wathched it and it is instantly in my top 5 anime ever. I really like the way they play with the ideas of life, death, and purpose.

    Oscar PinedaOscar PinedaIl y a 7 mois
  • The whole movie is a rip off of things that were done waaayyyyyy better. Nightcrawler was a much better 'homage' to the movies joker ripped off.

    King ManuelKing ManuelIl y a 7 mois
  • 2:46 fat Tom Hanks

    I’m a fanI’m a fanIl y a 7 mois
  • Yall should do a vid for under the silver lake

    RezaleonRezaleonIl y a 7 mois
  • Is "Joker" an hommage or a blatant rip-off of "Taxi Driver" and "King of Comedy"? It DOES borrow heavily from Scorsese's movies, but the problem is that it has nothing new to say. It's set in the late 70's for stylistic reasons, but it claims to be about today. I personally think the only oscar "Joker" should've won is the one for "Most Overrated Movie".

    SugaryAshesSugaryAshesIl y a 7 mois
    • That was my issue with it. I didn't mind it "ripping off" those movies, because frankly so many directors have copied off of Scorsese's paper. What I didn't like was that it alludes to various topics of early 80's NYC without a point. Like a middle schooler fresh off a social studies lesson, who can recognize situations from the news headlines, but can't provide any insight as to how or why it's happening. Mental illness, loss of public funding for social services, alienation, early 80's urban life, and class struggle are all good ideas for a movie, but need connective tissue.

      75 aces75 acesIl y a 3 mois
  • Thank God, Jared's back.

    The Phantom of the ParadiseThe Phantom of the ParadiseIl y a 7 mois
  • I never thought I'd hear someone compare Arthur Fleck to Harambe.

    IncorporatedOpsIncorporatedOpsIl y a 7 mois
  • Jared out here looking like out of work Prince Adam

    NerdbayneNerdbayneIl y a 7 mois
  • Please. How about wisecracking music for one episode again. I pretty liked the Smash Mouth video. How bout one song: Blue Oyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper?

    Tom TrvalTom TrvalIl y a 7 mois
  • It is for sure a rip-off, but your definition of what is an anti-hero was off-base; an anti-hero is just a hero who does good in a way society doesn't normally approve of, and what society approves is always changing.

    Lord Mogatron GamingLord Mogatron GamingIl y a 7 mois
  • *Fascinating....!*

    DMT InfinityDMT InfinityIl y a 7 mois
  • @16:03 *...Bestiality.* Oh, wait... That's not what you were... Ummm, well this is awkward.

    Jø KərrJø KərrIl y a 7 mois
  • 3:40 Vigilantism should be the law of the land. Natural Law is The People's weapon. 7:56 Maybe if Screw York City didn't have such unconstitutional gun laws, an otherwise law-abiding citizen wouldn't have to resort to such measures. 15:22 If you're cross-dominant, base your shooting stance on your dominant eye, not your dominant hand.

    Judson GaidenJudson GaidenIl y a 7 mois

    Kyng ColdKyng ColdIl y a 7 mois
  • JARED! :D

    Zack ShilakintheakakpackZack ShilakintheakakpackIl y a 7 mois
  • What ever happened with the 3 Jokers?

    Hugh ChesterHugh ChesterIl y a 7 mois
  • I used to think, "Dear God, man. Cut that hair." Now I think, "Right on. Ride that mofo into the ground ! ! " Every new video featuring his fluffed-up remaining wisps is some kind of small victory.

    trombone7trombone7Il y a 7 mois
  • Jared looks like Lord Farquad from Shrek

    Ricky GrimezRicky GrimezIl y a 7 mois
  • Okay so I don't come here often, is this dude's hair supposed to be like some kind of joke or is that just his hair?

    MoistBandito ¿MoistBandito ¿Il y a 7 mois
  • abcefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz There was a Harambe reference and I am here for it.

    mmmcountsmmmcountsIl y a 7 mois
  • Movie: The Media start a bloody uprising in order to create drama that they can then report about, and it works. Real Life: The Media start a bloody uprising in order to create drama that they can then report about, and it fails.

    TheTSenseTheTSenseIl y a 7 mois
  • I think reading the ending of Taxi Driver and King of Comedy as fantasy can be argued but ultimately streamlines the morality of those films and removes complications we would have with our relationships to those characters. We're not used to bad behavior being rewarded in cinema and so if things ultimately work out for these guys the way they would like, we see that as a reward. However, Travis at the end of Taxi Driver sees something in that review mirror. This is the moment Scorsese describes as the time bomb starting to tick again. Rupert gets the fame he wants but it doesn't bring him the satisfaction he thinks it would. The fantasy remains a fantasy because fame cannot make you a whole person. They're trapped in the hell of their own consciousness, only able to perceive the very edge of what it is that makes them so tortured but unable to fully comprehend it.

    John KeeferJohn KeeferIl y a 7 mois
  • Joker is the crescendo of ghosts of movies past, real world conflict, and amazing story telling vision. It is no less for taking inspiration from past movies. It doesn't ask to be any more than any other. It merely displays the real world pain in a relatable way. While at the same time being out of the realm of actionable for most people. Which is why calls of impending violence went unrealized.

    TURTLEMMC23TURTLEMMC23Il y a 7 mois
  • Really good commentary on the film, but Peter Coffin's video about it is still the best.

    Ricardo PetingaRicardo PetingaIl y a 7 mois
  • Please do the Philosophy of Lucifer

    Taylor BentleyTaylor BentleyIl y a 7 mois
  • Dear God I missed Jared so so so much.

    Ivan LopezIvan LopezIl y a 7 mois
  • Why doesn't anybody mentions Requiem for a Dream and its influence on The Joker? The theme of madness, the television show component, even Sarah's delusionl dance scene. It's all there!

    Daniel CamposDaniel CamposIl y a 7 mois
  • Scorsese is a great director, but the best depiction of reality vs fixations against reality came from Fight Club. The film tried it's best to not pay homage, yet did so anyways. You guys should've called that out.

    Tell Me SomethingTell Me SomethingIl y a 7 mois
  • Boromir!?!?! Is that you!? Never mind this “joker” our people need you back in Gondor at once

    I Hate PhotographersI Hate PhotographersIl y a 7 mois
  • remember when this channel used to dress up as aliens and gangsters to review things

    SofaKingAwesome23SofaKingAwesome23Il y a 7 mois
  • You look like a borderline ginger lord farquad.

    Kaleb PinkstonKaleb PinkstonIl y a 7 mois
  • "References"? More like rip-offs due to lack of creativity.

    The Silent HeroThe Silent HeroIl y a 7 mois
  • Do a video on beastars

    The cool dudeThe cool dudeIl y a 7 mois
  • loved Joker; good video

    platinum1111platinum1111Il y a 7 mois
  • Please Do a vid on Dr Stone💚

    drutube the tubebunnydrutube the tubebunnyIl y a 7 mois
  • What if the origin stories of Heath Ledger's Joker scars are actually the origin of each scar? Like, his drunk father made him one on one side, and he as an adult made the other side himself, thus giving for created his smile?

    Miguel VidalMiguel VidalIl y a 7 mois
  • This movie it is budget 16 m , but made one billion , it is a unique movie , Phonenix play very complex role

    Hasan AlyafeiHasan AlyafeiIl y a 7 mois
  • The more it references, the less of a ripoff it is

    Nicolai VelikiNicolai VelikiIl y a 7 mois
  • Hey Wisecrack, you guys should do a video on Season 3 of Castlevania. I think it has quite a bit of philosophy this time around.

    Abhishek SingaramAbhishek SingaramIl y a 7 mois
  • I missed you jared

    Kemo SelimagicKemo SelimagicIl y a 7 mois
  • Jared has the best video essays hands down. Shout out to all the other wisecrack members too but Jared is elite!

    bruce branderbruce branderIl y a 7 mois
  • This is the first video I have seen from your channel and I really enjoyed it and am subscribing. But that hair man. You really need a gay friend to help you.

    FireflyABQFireflyABQIl y a 7 mois
  • Yo Wisecrack! Just saw The Hunt in a theater, sadly barren because of Corona. The movie was all over the place and tried to connect to Animal Farm by George Orwell. A pig and everything. They also had a lot of liberal elitism vs conservative hick culture. It also tried using the tortoise and the hare as a reference to the pride and resentment toward being shown up. I know it's an odd Blum house thriller movie but watching it I couldn't really draw any real conclusions. The movie tried really hard to use all these reference, but even the movie commented that the references make no sense. You actually have a team and I'm just a teen that loves Wisecrack and it's analysis. Is it deep or dumb?

    Koala-T FilmsKoala-T FilmsIl y a 7 mois